I’ve got a lot to say about the last few months, but in all actuality I have to get this Thoughts and Photos out because if I don’t do it now It’ll never get done. It has a ton of photos that have been sitting around for a very long time and some that are very recent. Please enjoy.
I should have posted this months ago but words come slower than photos, at least in my brain. So here’s a lot of photos and very few words.
Do you know that feeling when you in a place and you just feel lucky to be there? Like a kid who gets to eat at the grown-up table for the first time? That’s how I felt during my trip to the Grand Canyon. I joined my boss, pastor, and friend, Konan Stephens on his attempt to run from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the north rim and back. His attempt was successful and I had the pleasure of documenting it. I’m in the process of editing a short doc about it, that I’ll share soon, but in the meantime… Continue reading “Thoughts and Photos #41”
This week, medium format HP5 gets the top spot. It’s been a while since I’ve developed medium format and this roll has made me fall back in love. It’s only a few shots but each one is a little slice of magic. I hope you love them as much as I do.
My feelings on the photo above are complicated. The composition is on the sloppy side but what it lacks in compositional brilliance it makes up in a study in timing and absent subjects. It’s something special.
We have quite a large hull today. Lots of photos from the last few months. Even some stuff from as far back as Christmas. That’s what happens when you load film into a camera and forget about it. Anywho…
I’ve been nudged by a friend (thanks Danny) to write more when I throw my photos out the window. That way, whoever finds them might have some idea what the hell they’re about, who took them, and why there are so many of bearded fellow with the hats (he’s my co-worker, roommate, and brother, Alex). I might write caption under a photo, a quote I liked(probably something to make me seem cool and really interesting) or some technical specs, for you nerds out there. What I’m getting at is that I’m not actually sure what this will look like, but I’ll find out.
I know the majority of the people reading this will be my mom and grandma, but just in case there is stranger reading this I’ll try to keep things as descriptive as possible, and not assume you know things about my personal life.
So if words and me guessing where punctuation goes doesn’t seem entertaining to you please continue onto the photos, and ignore the portion of this that’s giving me anxiety. And if pictures aren’t your bag, here’s a video of my humble beginnings.
“Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
“If people just wanted to be happy, it wouldn’t be so hard, but they just want to be happier than others – and that is always difficult because we imagine others to be happier than they really are.”